The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
We’re not in need of a hard English border
SIR, – Watching Children In Need and the generosity of the people of all the nations on this small island was indeed heartwarming.
It occurred to me that an independent Scotland would not want to be part of this great effort as the nationalists are so busy blaming the nasty English for all of our ills and their shortcomings that, God forbid, we should fraternise with such people!
Make no mistake, whatever lies the SNP candidates tell us guaranteeing open borders after independence with England, their defence and immigration policies will result in a hard border where Scots will require visas to visit relatives and friends down south and vice versa with English visitors here.
Most of us, including even some nationalists, have friends and kin in England.
Do we really want a divided island with a hard border when such programmes bind us in friendship and the common good? Roger Houghton Richmondhill Road, Aberdeen